Today, we welcome Ben Simmons as our latest supporter.
Ben is supporting the Helping Hoops Future program, of which there are three run every week for young people from a migrant and refugee background. Helping Hoops Future sees communities from Footscray, Werribee and Dandenong attend over 140 free basketball sessions each year which focus on using basketball as a vehicle to deliver key social outcomes and provide support to young people who are navigating a crucial time in their lives.
Helping Hoops Future does not set out to produce the next Ben Simmons, but judging from the talent on display, this is not out of the question.
Opportunity, breaking down barriers, showing kids that hard work and sacrifice are the keys to a successful life – these values and concepts are at the heart of what makes Helping Hoops unique in the philanthropic and basketball landscape, and we are thrilled to team-up with Ben and his family who share these values.
As well as supporting Helping Hoops at a program level, Ben provides opportunities for our participants to attend his Basketball Camp in Melbourne. This will be the third year running that Helping Hoops has been able to include children who would otherwise not enjoy this fantastic opportunity.
This is the beginning of a relationship that will see Helping Hoops and Ben work together to fulfil the promises made to hundreds of children across Melbourne, and also expand Helping Hoops to help us reach even more communities who will benefit from having our support.